[Mageia-discuss] Suggestions for the ISO

Maarten Vanraes maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 17:33:28 CET 2010

Op zondag 31 oktober 2010 16:21:06 schreef Marc Paré:
> Le 2010-10-31 10:58, Maarten Vanraes a écrit :
> > Op vrijdag 29 oktober 2010 21:35:58 schreef Wolfgang Bornath:
> >> 2010/10/29 andre999<andr55 at laposte.net>:
> >>> In other words, nothing focused on bandwidth-restricted users.
> >>> Unless, of course, they get the DVD (or CD) without downloading it
> >>> themselves.
> >>> Which brings to mind the idea of shipping or otherwise distributing
> >>> ready-written DVDs and live CDs.  And why not a live DVD ?
> >> 
> >> That's what the communities have been doing all the time. Example: the
> >> German community has an offer for such people to ask for a dvd,
> >> somebody will burn the dvd and send it to him via snail mail and he
> >> will pay (voluntarily) 5 Euros as donation to the community. As I
> >> learned, a similar offer is on in other communites as well. No problem
> >> to continue this way, /me thinks.
> > 
> > We should have some kind of way to assure people that some of the
> > "community regional CDs generated by some communities themselves" are
> > "official"; and some process of generating and someone from the
> > release/security team who can validate the generated community ISO.
> > 
> > do we actually have a release/security team?
> > 
> > a team with people who will build ISO's/ validate community ISO's; handle
> > security updates; etc... ?
> > 
> > we should, imho.
> > 
> > Maarten
> I think we should just keep it simple and trust that our communities are
> publishing the correct official versions. I would suspect that we are
> more interested in spreading the use of Mageia than in having to tell
> people to wait for a certified disk. As a general rule in retailing: "If
> your client is in the store looking for an item, if you have convinced
> him/her of that item, if the client leaves the store, the likelihood of
> having that client come back are very slim." In other words, if someone
> asks for a CD from a community, if they have to wait too long, we will
> lose our chances at keeping that new user.
> I, myself, would feel confident that the Communities would be dispensing
> the Mageia product in good faith.
> Marc

well, in any case, we should have some kind of policy regarding packages; the 
"official community versions" should be built in more or less the same way with 
the same base packages, diff translations and diff other packages.

some kind of policy would be required here, to be able to handle bug reports 
from that medium

also, the iso packager(s) should then be listed in bugzilla 	as contact for 
that. in case of releases being from there.

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